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Minn. drowning victim ‘a talented mechanic with a huge heart’
BMS annual giving opportunity
Recognition event for pipeline, underground utilities construction companies set for Saturday
Bemidji man charged with rape of minor
Bemidji Police to hold salvage vehicle auction
BOYS SOCCER: Wet, wild home opener ends in 4-0 BHS win
CROSS COUNTRY: Experienced Lumberjacks running down another shot at state
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji squeaks past Cathedral, 1-0 (PHOTO GALLERY)
TENNIS: Bemidji sweeps Hibbing, Perham
SWIMMING: BHS takes fifth place at Willmar in opener
Madeline D. Boswell
Albert Franklin "Dix" Coffin
Karen (Vogel) Severson
Stephen Michael Jackelen
Stephen Alexander Vencel
Cyndi Fenske: Goings on at the library in September
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY AUG. 28
Patt Rall: Much music in Bemidj this week
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
FISH TALES: Jude Hicks on Lake Marquette
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
August 25, 2016
Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday it had appointed Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht as its Northwest Regional Director. According to a press release from the DNR, Albrecht has been a planner for the agency's northwest region for nearly three years,...
August 25, 2016 - 7:35pm
June 2, 2016
ELECTION: Running to return: Former Bemidji mayor Lehmann files to regain position
BEMIDJI -- After a six-year absence from the Bemidji City Council, former Mayor Richard Lehmann is looking to return to the position he held for nearly a decade. Lehmann, 58, filed to run for Bemidji Mayor on Tuesday, marking the first time he's been a candidate for the seat since...
June 2, 2016 - 9:01pm
May 16, 2016
Albrecht, Anderson re-appointed to state park, trails commission
ST. PAUL -- Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and Jannik Anderson of Bemidji were re-appointed Monday by Gov. Mark Dayton to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. Albrecht represents District 2 on the commission and her term expires in January 2020; Anderson was re-appointed...
May 16, 2016 - 9:09pm
May 15, 2016
ELECTION: Albrecht will seek third mayoral term
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht said she is seeking a third term in November's election, with the hope of continuing the City Council's work on a range of issues. Albrecht said ongoing priorities she would address if re-elected are resolving litigation between Bemidji, Northern...
May 15, 2016 - 12:43am
April 26, 2015
Albrecht supports Indigenous Elder Abuse Awareness
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht showed support for the Indigenous Elder Abuse Awareness Conference 2015 fundraising effort during the powwow at the...
April 26, 2015 - 12:36am
April 14, 2015
Climate change means more extreme weather in Bemidji
BEMIDJI-- A symposium on climate change on Tuesday at BSU emphasized that not only are weather patterns already changing, but they're also affecting northern Minnesota—more so than other areas of the country. The convening was put on by "Climate Minnesota," a two-year public...
April 14, 2015 - 11:47pm
April 4, 2015
VIDEO: ‘We are all one people’: Three tribal nations, non-natives unite for Bemijigamaag Powwow
BEMIDJI -- Hundreds of spectators were treated to a rousing display of unity on Saturday during the first-ever Bemijigamaag Powwow inside the...
April 4, 2015 - 6:29pm
January 20, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Albrecht talks taxes, Sunday liquor in State of the City speech
BEMIDJI -- Roughly an hour before President Barack Obama delivered his 2015 State of Union Address on Tuesday, Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht delivered...
January 20, 2015 - 9:48pm
January 17, 2015
GOVERNMENT: State of the City Address on tap for Tuesday: County board to get more details on homeless shelter plan
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht will deliver the 2015 State of The City Address at the Bemidji City Council meeting Tuesday. Albrecht was elected to her second term as mayor in November. In addition to the State of the City Address, the City Council will hold its regular...
January 17, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 5, 2014
Albrecht earns second term as Bemidji mayor
BEMIDJI -- Mayor Rita Albrecht garnered a second term Tuesday, defeating challenger Jorge Prince. Albrecht won with 55.24 percent (2,267 votes)...
November 5, 2014 - 8:16am
October 31, 2014
Final mayoral debate: Show them the money: Packed house turns out at City Hall
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji mayoral candidates met Thursday for their final debate ahead of the Nov.4 election next week. Incumbent Mayor Rita Albrecht faced off against challenger Jorge Prince, and candidates for City Council -- Don Heinonen and Dave Larson -- also participated. Voters...
October 31, 2014 - 12:14am
October 28, 2014
Letter: Albrecht has more good work to do
I have been impressed with our current mayor, Rita Albrecht, and feel she deserves support for another term. She represents our community well in this highly visible position. She is well-spoken at council meetings and at the many public events she participates in. She is thoughtful,...
October 28, 2014 - 11:41pm
October 23, 2014
Letter: Albrecht shows skill, diplomacy, integrity
As a friend of Rita Albrecht, of course I support her. As an observer of her skill, diplomacy and integrity as mayor there is no doubt she is the right one for this position. We’ve been able to have Rita preside over many difficult issues the city faces, some that are ongoing and...
October 23, 2014 - 12:25am
August 10, 2014
Albrecht receives awards at fair
Rita Albrecht (left), who has exhibited flower arrangements at the Beltrami County Fair since 2009, received Friend of the Fair and Grand Champion...
August 10, 2014 - 12:41am
June 17, 2014
This weekend proclaimed as Bicycle Days in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Mayor Rita Albrecht has declared this coming weekend as Bicycle Days in Bemidji. The upcoming weekend welcomes the inaugural...
June 17, 2014 - 11:56am